2018 Ballot Results

Following are the results from the 2018 ballot. All measures passed by a strong majority.

Many thanks to outgoing Commodore Eric Anderson for his dedication to the DN class and to outgoing Treasurer Wes Wilcox for his years of service.

2018-2019 Executive Committee Members
Commodore Warren Nethercote
Vice Commodore Dave Elsmo
Treasurer Ray Gauthier
Secretary Deb Whitehorse
Past Commodore: Bob Cummins

PASSED:

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA CONSTITUTION, ELECTRONIC VOTING
IDNIYRA CONSTITUTION ARTICLES VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII
69 Yes, 1 No

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA BYLAWS – DN RACE SYSTEM & DN RACING RULES
68 Yes, 2 No

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA BYLAWS 8) RACING PROCEDURE
69 Yes, 1 No

MODIFY THE LANGUAGE OF THE IDNIYRA BYLAWS DN RACE SYSTEM ADDING RETIREMENT AS A SCORING OPTION
69 Yes, 1 No

 

Sailing World: “First Time Experiences of Iceboat Racing”

Sailing World Dn Iceboating

Photo: Gretchen Dorian

First Time Experiences of Iceboat Racing

In iceboating, there’s a first time for everything.
By Peter Mcgowan June 5, 2018

I look to my left and then to my right and think, I can outrun these guys. I’m rocking the boat, carving channels in the ice so my runners don’t stick. One hand is on the tiller, and the other is clenching the limp wire shroud. The stay flexes as I rhythmically push and pull the boat, building up potential energy, like drawing a bow. When the race starts, I want to be on the back stroke so I can catapult it ­forward and sprint away from the line. Continue reading on Sailing World.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!


IDNIYRA members will soon receive via the postal service an IDNIYRA ballot where you can vote on the election of the Governing Committee and vote on proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. The ballot is attached to 4 pages of Constitution and Bylaws proposals. Please take the time to review the proposals, fill out the ballot, detach it from the proposals, put it in an envelope, and mail to Secretary Deb Whitehorse.
This ballot gives you the opportunity to approve the use of electronic voting by internet for issues that affect North America. Please make your voice heard on this important measure.
DIDN’T GET A BALLOT? Please email to me exec.secretary@idniyra.org and I will send one to you.
DEADLINE: All ballots must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.
PROPOSALS: Download the Proposals to Change the Constitution & Bylaws

May Runner Tracks Newsletter

Current Issue: May 2018


Here’s your end of the season newsletter, the May edition of Runner Tracks. Class members should read this issue carefully, particularly Eric Anderson’s report on what was accomplished at the April meeting between officials of the IDNIYRA and IDNIYRA-Europe and what will happen moving forward.

RUNNER TRACKS IS AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT FORMATS:
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Download single page pdf (best for phones)

  • 2018 Gold Cup & European Championship Report by Warren Nethercote
  • An EPIC Agreement for the Future of the DN Class by Eric Anderson
  • Gold Cup, European Championship, and North American Regatta Results

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2019 Regatta Dates Announced


Plan ahead! The major DN regatta racing calendar has been set for 2019.

  • European Championship
    Date: January 20 – 25, 2019
    Host Country: Hungary
    Location:  Best ice in Europe
    Information:  DN Europe website
  • DN & Ice Optimist Junior Worlds & European Championships
    Date: February 2-8, 2019
    Host Country: Hungary
    Location: Best ice in Europe
    Information: DN Europe
  • Gold Cup & North American Championship
    Host Region: Central Lakes
    Date: February 16 – 23, 2019.
    Location: Best ice in Central Region or North America
    Information: This website